A New Solution for Chronic Sinusitis
In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty is a safe and effective sinus breakthrough procedure that relieves the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It is used by surgeons to safely and effectively treat chronic sinusitis patients who are not responding well to medications such as antibiotics, nasal steroids, or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, and are seeking relief from uncomfortable and painful sinusitis symptoms. Similar to how angioplasty uses balloons to open blocked arteries, Balloon Sinuplasty, a system of FDA-cleared, catheter-based instruments, opens blocked sinuses.
How is Balloon Sinuplasty Different from Other Procedures?
Unlike traditional sinus surgery, Balloon Sinuplasty requires no cutting and no removal of bone and tissue.
The procedure is conducted in PENTA’s offices under local anesthesia, so that there is no need to go to an operating room or undergo general anesthesia.
Quick Procedure and Recovery
Most procedures last less than 60 minutes and most people are able to return to their normal activities within 2 days.
Balloon Sinuplasty uses a small, flexible, balloon catheter to open up blocked sinus passageways and facilitate drainage of the mucus that builds up in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms.
When the sinus balloon is inflated, it restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageway while maintaining the integrity of the sinus lining. Visit an ENT office at our Havertown, Norristown, and Pottstown locations.
Additional Information and Resources
Article: Balloon Sinuplasty Makes Recovery Faster, Easier
Larry A. Feiner, MD, FACS, located at PENTA’s Valley Forge ENT Associates division in Phoenixville and Pottstown, discusses the benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty.
Article: Dr. Warren Zager Featured in The Times Herald about Balloon Sinuplasty
Warren H. Zager, MD, FACS, located at PENTA’s Facial Plastics of Central Montgomery County divisions in Norristown and Spring House discusses Balloon Sinuplasty with The Times Herald.